Category Archives: Book launch stuff

Some more reviews of Imagining Australia

Amidst the chaos of the last few weeks, I fell a wee bit behind on the old review front, so a quick wrap up on the latest….There was a review of IA in the Journal of Australian Studies’ Review of … Continue reading

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US launch of Imagining Australia — this Thursday in DC

Readers of Imagining Australia will know that one of the themes that we explore in the book is what we call “Australian internationalism”. Over the last few decades, Australia has become global in ways that is often not recognized. One … Continue reading

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"Tomorrow calling"

I have belatedly discovered that there was a long review of Imagining Australia in the Courier Mail a few weeks ago. Here’s part of what UQ’s David Carter had to say: AMONG the most interesting things about this new blueprint … Continue reading

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Save the date!

Thought I’d give a little plug for a public lecture that Imagining Australia co-author (and furious blogger) Andrew Leigh will be giving with Greg Barns (Author of “What’s Wrong with the Liberal Party?”) next week. The title of the lecture … Continue reading

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Review in The Age

There’s a little review of Imagining Australia in today’s Age. Lorien Kaye writes: In the middle of a federal election campaign, it can feel like political debate in Australia is conducted on the narrowest of issues on the narrowest of … Continue reading

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Another review

There’s a review of Imagining Australia in the latest edition of Policy Magazine. Here’s part of what Michael Walsh had to say about the book: Imagining Australia promises to make a valuable contribution to public policy debate in Australia. Many … Continue reading

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"Bright sparks in the gloom"

The SMH have finally reviewed Imagining Australia. Here’s part of what Michelle Arrow had to say: Reading Imagining Australia left me both inspired and depressed. Inspired, because many of the ideas in this book are innovative and deserve a run; … Continue reading

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Some photos!

I have *finally* put together some photos from the launch of Imagining Australia and some of the promotional stuff we did. Click here or on the photo album on the right sidebar to check them out.

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And now for a few words from the authors…

I had meant to mention this two weeks ago, but I have finally put the speech we gave at the launch of Imagining Australia on the website. So if you’re interested in how the book came about, how the four … Continue reading

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On the shelves

If you’re having trouble finding IA, then Pete will point you in the right direction!! (or you could click here ;)

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Insights

There is a little review of Imagining Australia in this month’s edition of Insights Magazine. Here’s part of what they had to say about IA: Imagining Australia is full of ideas. I suspect some will find greater acceptance than others, … Continue reading

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Triple J interview

Pete and Andrew’s interview with Steve Cannane on Triple J went to air on Monday 19 July. I’ll see if I can get my hands on a copy of the audio file and post it up here. [Posted by David … Continue reading

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On the airwaves

Mac and I have been running around doing some more interviews today. We did a pre-recorded number on SBS Radio (not sure when it’ll be on), a long one with Insights Magazine, and then an interesting one with Lindy Burns … Continue reading

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The Sky's the limit

Few more media things today. Mac did an interview with ABC Riverland and charmed the local listeners with his knowledge of every footy star the region has produced in the last two decades. A high bar has been set for … Continue reading

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Waltzing into fair drub of the drab

Somebody at the Canberra Times has obviously had a quick squiz at the book. Here’s part of what appeared in last Thursday’s CT under the title “Waltzing into fair drub of the drab” GOD WILLING, we’ll be hearing our national … Continue reading

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"Rebels with a cause"

I’ve managed to get my hands on an electronic copy of The Weekend Australian’s review of IA. Here’s a little extract: …four exceedingly earnest, Harvard-educated, young Australian products of globalisation have combined to propose their own shake-up of Australian political … Continue reading

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The magic of television

Very funny interview this morning on the Today show. Despite repeated clarifications in the lead up to the interview, the Today show still presented as Aussie US political insiders from opposing sides of the fence!! Viewers were told that I … Continue reading

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Bright and early Mon morning

For those of you up early, Pete and I will be doing a little interview on the Today show (Channel 9) tomorrow at approximately 6.40am. Best I get to bed…

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Conversation of the Nation

Did an interview on Mal Garvin’s “Conversation of the Nation” radio show earlier tonight. Like a lot of people this week, Mal was particularly interested in our thoughts on national identity and how we communicate these ideas to a broad … Continue reading

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Review of IA in The Australian

There is a pretty good review of IA by Emma-Kate Symons in the Weekend Australian. It’s called “Rebels With Causes” — it’s online here, but it appears that you have to pay for it….I’ll see if I can post it … Continue reading

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"It can fit 200 easy"

Book launch went off a treat last night. We each said a few words (which we’ll try to post up here later) and then Paul Kelly coordinated a Q & A session, before we sat down to sign some books. … Continue reading

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Launch of Imagining Australia

Today I promise we’ll be on time! We’re launching the book tonight and anyone is welcome to come. The venue is Harts Pub which is on the corner of Essex and Gloucester St. in the Rocks (for a map click … Continue reading

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Monday radio interview

Next interview will be with all of us at around 7.30am on Monday morning on Radio National with Peter Thompson. To listen click here.

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Radio interviews on Sunday

We have a couple of radio interviews on Sunday 11 July. At 10.15am Mac will be doing an interview with Peter Higgins on 2UE (to listen click here. At 10:50am Pete and Mac will be doing an interview with Peter … Continue reading

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www.imaginingaustralia.com goes live

Just in time for the launch of IA, http://www.imaginingaustralia.com has gone live. Also, the Weekend Australia has published an extract. of the book. Am still trying to figure out exactly how they’ve done this extract — looks like a heavily … Continue reading

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Jet plane

Crazy day today tying up loose ends….Pete and Mac are now enroute to airport and I have to go now too — more from London. [Posted by David Madden]

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Interviews

Just did our first interview. Was with Sunanda Creagh from SMH. Should be appearing in this Saturday’s “News Review” section. She was especially interested in our thoughts on national identity — a subject to which we devote the entire first … Continue reading

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Preparations cont.

Have been madly trying to put the final bits of content up on our website and make sure that it’s ready to go live before the weekend. A tedious start to my birthday, but The Australian is apparently extracting some … Continue reading

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Crashing

Spent way too much time last night tooling around on this blog. Public holiday or no public holiday, seriously need to do some real work today. Somewhat inexplicably, fellow-IA author Andrew Leigh and his wife Gwen are in town — … Continue reading

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Preparations

So for the last few weeks, in between all the other things we normally do, we’ve been trying to get ourselves ready for this book launch. The main thing that I’ve been responsible for is getting the website built. As … Continue reading

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